Value for older C&B revos

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  1. EmGeeGeorge

    EmGeeGeorge Member

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    D47F535B-869A-485D-8EA8-A0F60A99958E.jpeg I’ve know a guy with three brassers(unfired) who willing to part with them.

    I’m trying to figure out what a fair offer is-

    he sent a pic my way just now-

    One is a Sile I guess.
     
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  2. kelljp

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    Depends on manufacturer, also what caliber are they ?
     
  3. .38 Special

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    "Sile" was an importer in the 1970s. I believe they bought from several Italian makers, with Armi San Paolo being the most common. Quality apparently was pretty good.

    Pre-Covid, those guns didn't go for a whole lot. $100 each would have been ballpark. Now, things may be a bit different, and such guns seem to go for $150-$200 or even a bit more. (That's too much in my book, but here we are in 2022...)
     
  4. ShotgunDave

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    Is it just me, or is there something funny about the hammer spurs on those guns? They look like they've been cut down.
     
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  5. crstrode

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    Yep - a bit different to my eyes as well. It might just be the angle, but . . .
    They sorta look similar in profile to Armi San Marco hammers on 1858 Remington repros.
     
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  6. JCooperfan1911

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    The middle revolver is effectively a repro of the Schneider and Glassick. Now that Pietta is adding rollmarks to all its production, these unrolled plain cylinder brass frame .36s with octagonal barrels are skyrocketing in value.
     
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  7. Malachi Leviticus Blue

    Malachi Leviticus Blue Member

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    A LOT of the older brass frame Colt repros were thrown together lower quality low cost rough revolvers.
    They often were brass to save money, plain cylinders to save money, round barrels to save money, rough finish work to save money.
    It all depends on what you want but .36s usually go for more than .44s because they're less common
    I'd expect those to go for at least $200 ea on Gunbroker right now, but you still might have trouble finding a local buyer at $50 each
     
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  8. 1KPerDay

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    $125 per copy would be my offer. $150 max if you want to do him a favor. Brass framed guns look cool but aren’t particularly desirable as shooters. If they’re out of time subtract $50 each at least.

    IMO
     
  9. paul harm

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    I wouldn't buy any brass frame revolver. With any normal load the cylinder will recoil back into the frame and leave makers. The more you fire it the deeper the marks will go until it's useless. Some guys have to find out for themself.
     
  10. bannockburn

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    I'm glad you mentioned that because I had to do a double take after I saw them the first time!

    Like there's definitely something different looking about them!
     
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  11. ShotgunDave

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    Thanks Bannockburn. They almost look like someone bobbed them.
     
  12. SomebodyMakeRiderRepro

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    It's a shame they are brassers. Steel framed guns could go for 150-200$ easily with current shortages. Brassers, I dunno. I wouldn't pay more than 50$ per piece.
     
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  13. Jackrabbit1957

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    I would look on gun broker just to see if anyone's bidding on brassers, and see if they are actually selling. I know, gun broker has been nuts for the last 2 years but you might get an idea of what the market would bear.
     
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  14. Ephraim Kibbey

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    On GunBroker there is a very convenient tool for finding out what buyers are actually paying for a particular gun (not what sellers think they are worth.)

    Click the "Advanced" tab to the right of the search box at the top of the GB site.
    Click the "Completed Items" tab at the top of the new screen.
    In this case, type "Brass Revolver" in the search term space.
    Select Black Powder and Muzzleloaders as the category to search.
    Click on "Search."
    Look at the auctions that actually "Sold" to get an idea of the value of your revolvers.
    GunBroker only retains auction information for a short time so you are seeing current market values.
     
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  15. Gaucho Gringo

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    I have been doing that for years. Throw out the highest and lowest ones and you get an ballpark idea of what your gun would sell for.
     
  16. vintovka

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    Been hearing lots of complaints about even new higher quality stuff due to poor QA/QC controls at factories. I believe this will make older, quality stuff more desirable should things ever change. As for OPs question Brassers have taken a beating both reputation and price wise so unless theres "special" circumstances sub $150 each would be more than fair. That said i recently got some mediocre ones for far less.
     
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